BATTLE OF BRISBANE
“This one has crowd pleaser written all over it,” said Stuart Duncan, matchmaker for Duco Events. “Corcoran has an engaging style and the Hornet won’t have to go looking for him. When we were scanning the world top 15 rankings we most definitely weren’t looking for the easiest opponent – we were looking for someone who could present an exciting challenge. Remember our first choice was Jessie Vargas who couldn’t take the fight as he was in promotional dispute. Sure, Bradley Skeete wanted the fight but as a matchmaker Skeete’s unorthodox style isn’t exactly fan friendly and with Jeff coming off a career best performance against Manny Pacquiao we want to keep the fans enthralled and build on the momentum – thus Corcoran it was.